Dwight Howard doubled up in the loss to the Blazers as he had 24 points and 15 rebounds to go with one assist, one steal, and four blocks.
Howard was dominate for most the game, but what will come as no surprise, he struggled from the free throw line making just 9-of-17 which proved costly in the end as it helped keep the Blazers in the game where they eventually tied it up at the end of regulation and went on to win and steal home court advantage from the Rockets.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Update: Nene (calf) will not play Saturday.
The Wizards are thin in the forecourt, now with Hilario out as well as Kris Humphries. He was a game-time decision earlier, but the pre-game shootaround appear to have shown his lack of capacity to play on Saturday. Jared Dudley and Drew Gooden will be asked to carry on in place of the injured Wizards. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson